To: Orafimihan Oshin, The Hill
Has been updated:
(The Hill– Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre voices support for conservative media critic Tucker Carlson, calls for boycott of Fox News weeks after news network parted ways with conservative host rice field.
“I’m with Tucker,” Favre wrote in a tweet on Monday. “Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let him talk.”
in the tweetthe 53-year-old former quarterback posted a two-minute video clip of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly giving her own take on Carlson’s ousting, followed by Metallica’s “Sad But True followed by a highlight reel of Carlson’s segment as ” played.. in the background.
fox news announced I broke up with Carlson two weeks ago.
Carlson’s resignation comes days after the network settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the Dominion voting system.
Sources close to Carlson Said A former host plans to use his allies to attack his former employer and either work for a rival company or start his own media outlet in order to force the network to let go of his contract. Axios called.
Carlson’s contract with Fox News expires in January 2025, Axios noted.
The Hill reached out to Fox News for comment.
Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, caught up Controversy has erupted in recent months over his alleged role in the misuse of federal welfare funds in his home state of Mississippi.
Favre is accused of wasting more than $8 million in funds from the federal Temporary Assistance for Families in Need (TANF) program. This includes Favre, who allegedly used his $5 million he set aside to build a new volleyball facility at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). During that time, Favre’s daughter was a member of the USM volleyball team.
Favre, who denies any wrongdoing, said: recently submitted State Comptroller Shad White and former NFL player-turned-sports media personalities Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee were sued for defamation in a public discussion of a welfare scandal.
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